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Pakistani women react after the departure of their Indian relatives travelling with the Samjhota Express train, also called the Friendship Express that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP

Last passengers leave as Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express train service with India

Samjhauta Express left Lahore in what will be its last trip for a while after Pakistan permanently suspended the train.
Updated Aug 09, 2019 05:32pm

The Samjhauta Express left Lahore in what is likely to be its last trip for a while after the peace train was permanently suspended by Islamabad as part of Pakistan's reaction to New Delhi’s decision of stripping the occupied Kashmir region of its special status.

Indian passengers read the Holy Quran ahead of their departure to India via the Samjhota Express train, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP
Indian passengers read the Holy Quran ahead of their departure to India via the Samjhota Express train, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP

A Pakistani woman (L) embraces her Indian relative (C) ahead of her departure to India via the Samjhota Express train, also called the Friendship Express that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP
A Pakistani woman (L) embraces her Indian relative (C) ahead of her departure to India via the Samjhota Express train, also called the Friendship Express that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP

A Pakistani woman (C) embraces her Indian relative (L) ahead of her departure to India via the Samjhota Express train at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP
A Pakistani woman (C) embraces her Indian relative (L) ahead of her departure to India via the Samjhota Express train at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP

Indian passengers wave from the Samjhota Express train at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP
Indian passengers wave from the Samjhota Express train at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP

Passengers arrive from India at Lahore railway station in Pakistan, Aug 8, 2019. — AP
Passengers arrive from India at Lahore railway station in Pakistan, Aug 8, 2019. — AP

Pakistani women react after the departure of their Indian relatives travelling with the Samjhota Express train, also called the Friendship Express that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP
Pakistani women react after the departure of their Indian relatives travelling with the Samjhota Express train, also called the Friendship Express that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan, at the railway station in Lahore on August 8, 2019. — AFP